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Date:	Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:46:06 +0100
From:	Oleg Nesterov <>
To:	Neil Horman <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] exec: allow core_pipe recursion check to look for
	a value of 1 rather than 0 (v2)

On 01/29, Neil Horman wrote:
> Add init function to usermodehelper
> Convert call_usermodehelper_cleanup to usermodehelper_fns and allow it to assign
> both an init function and a cleanup function.

Can't apply this patch, I guess -mm tree has other changes which
this patch depends on. However afaics this series is fine, just
a couple of nits.

> @@ -154,7 +155,9 @@ struct subprocess_info {
>  	enum umh_wait wait;
>  	int retval;
>  	struct file *stdin;
> -	void (*cleanup)(char **argv, char **envp);
> +	int (*init)(void *data);
> +	void (*cleanup)(char **argv, char **envp, void *data);
> +	void *data;

OK, we add *data. But why this patch changes the prototype of ->cleanup() ?
OTOH, I completely agree, it should be changed, and it should lose the
ugly argv/envp arguments.

Since we add subprocess_info->data ptr, I think both ->init and ->cleanup
funcs should have the single arg, "subprocess_info *info". argv, envp, data
they all can be accessed via *info.

Also. It is not clear why this patch changes call_usermodehelper_setup()
to set info->data. Unless the caller uses call_usermodehelper_setinit()
or call_usermodehelper_setcleanup() info->data is not used. Perhaps
it is better to have a single helper which takes (init, cleanup, data)

What do you think?

In any case, I believe you should fix the subjects ;)


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